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"Big company"

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Former Contractor - Project Manager in Milpitas, CA
Former Contractor - Project Manager in Milpitas, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Big company, a lot of great people, clean campus, modern work environment, global workplace, cutting edge technology

Cons

too many consultants that feel secure by protecting their work, political strife, a lot of talkers

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Good learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Public Relations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Public Relations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good, especially the medical, dental, and vision plans. Good budget for learning opportunities. Travelling to other parts of the world and working with colleagues. The culture is competitive, making you want to do your best.

    Cons

    Often work nights and weekends because you're always connected. Since 2001, they have yearly layoffs. The managers need to be trained better in order to motivate employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of deadwood managers who don't motivate employees. Or, better yet, send them to manager training so that they have an opportunity to improve.


  2. "High potential, not yet ready to make big changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Strong margins, great market position, good talent

    Cons

    Despite movement of leadership, organizations, change is slow. Politically charged.

    Advice to Management

    Refresh talent from the outside; rotate all positions on a regular basis, movement of people focused on having people/management too focused on protecting their own territory and legacy, let new ideas see the light of day.

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